American Airlines Passenger Causes Flight Diversion After Attempting to Open Emergency Door

American Airlines Passenger Causes Flight Diversion After Attempting to Open Emergency Door

An American Airlines flight from New Mexico to Chicago had to return to Albuquerque International Sunport on Tuesday after a passenger attempted to open the emergency door mid-flight, causing an in-flight disturbance

Barstool Sports personality "Donnie Does" was on board an American Airlines flight that was forced to return to Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday after a man tried to aggressively open an emergency door mid-flight before being wrestled to the ground. (@DonnieDoesWorld/X)

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The passenger, who has not been identified, was reportedly acting “unruly” because the phone charger at his seat had stopped working several hours into the 11-hour flight. The passenger allegedly became “increasingly hostile and belligerent” and even reportedly shouted at crew members. The passenger then allegedly ran down the aisle of the plane toward the flight deck and reportedly pushed and stepped on the foot of a flight attendant who tried to stop him.

Passengers restrain a man causing a disturbance Tuesday during an American Airlines flight from New Mexico. (@DonnieDoesWorld/X)

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The passenger then reportedly banged on the door of the flight deck and demanded to have the phone charger fixed. According to aviation blog Paddle Your Own Kanoo, the pilot put the plane into Level Three Lockdown and told the FAA that there was a threat to the plane2. Meanwhile, the passenger was restrained by other passengers and flight attendants. When the plane landed in Albuquerque, the passenger reportedly told federal officials at the airport that the flight attendants were “rude and dismissive,” according to Paddle Your Own Kanoo. The passenger also allegedly admitted that he knocked on the door of the flight deck and punched and elbowed a flight attendant.

The unruly passenger is escorted by police off the American Airlines flight. (@DonnieDoesWorld/X)

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Source : FOX NEWS

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